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Can multiple people/animal eat a single Devil Fruit?

Provided, Chopper eats the Devil Fruit along with the other deers, will they all have the Devil Fruit ability, given that acquiring the ability only requires a single bite?
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Why does censorship level differ between manga and anime?

I have noticed that anime adapted from a manga heavily tone down the level of violence and "fanservice" (sometimes skipping them entirely). Why is the censorship level different between manga and ...
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How does binding a soul to an armor suit allow the suit to move?

We know a couple of characters whose souls are bound to armor suits, e.g. Alphonse or Barry the Chopper. It was explicitly shown that the armor suits have nothing inside - which means they are just ...
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How could Nunnaly see Lelouch's memories?

Is there any official explanation for this?
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How did Nagato gain his Rinnegan?

How was it exactly that Nagato came upon his Rinnegan? Madara states that it was his, and that he gave it to him: how did he do that? Did he transplant it into Nagato, or did he transfer it otherwise?...
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What did Hisoka do in the Hunter Exam?

In the first Hunter Exam of the series (Hisoka's second), he was introduced into the series removing another applicant's arms from his body for bumping into him and not apologizing. What did he ...
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Can an adult be killed using the Death Note, by remembering their childhood face while writing the name?

To kill a person using the Death Note, you are required to think of their face while writing their name. If the Death Note user last saw a person decades ago when he was a child, but has no idea ...
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What are the differences between the manga and the anime adaptation of Erased and where does the anime diverge?

As stated in the title, I want to know what the major differences between the manga and the anime adaptation are. From what I've read online, the anime adaptation diverged from the manga. So where ...
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At what age did Kakashi Hatake become a Jounin?

This answer on Yahoo! says he became a Jounin at the age of 13, which makes him the youngest Jounin. I have heard a lot of chatter on the subject, but I've never seen the answer stated outright (or ...
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When did the Soul Eater anime and manga diverge?

From what I've heard, the anime version of Soul Eater was fairly faithful to the manga up to a certain point (excluding a few fillers). However, the ending of the anime was nothing like the manga (...
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Are there any non-Japanese manga/anime authors or studios?

Manga and anime famously originate from Japan, and the vast majority of the big names in manga and anime are Japanese; Hayao Miyazaki, Hideaki Anno, Hiromu Arakawa, and Masashi Kishimoto come to mind. ...
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At the end of the story, could Edward learn Alkahestry?

Since Alkahestry is used via the dragon's pulse while alchemy used in Amestris was powered by the philosopher's stone, could Edward learn and use Alkahestry after he had given up his gate of truth and ...
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Why do manwha more oftenly have colored pages then manga?

Lately, I been reading quite some more manwha cause of their good stories. But I can't help but notice that manwha use a lot more colored pages, sometimes even fully colored volumes. Or just all pages ...
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Does Touma Kazusa love Haruki in White album 2 anime and visual novel?

I would like to know how much Kazusa loves Haruki in both the anime and visual novel. I feel bad because she took a plane and left.
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What is the significance of anime characters' catch phrases?

Uzumaki Naruto (Naruto) has a catch phrase "dattebayo". Ika Musume (Squid Girl) has a catch phrase "de geso". Himura Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin) has a catch phrase "gozaru". And a lot more examples here....
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Are there any other uses for a Pokeball besides capturing and storing Pokemon?

Can a Pokeball be used for things other than storing pokemon? Like a "Hoi-Poi Capsules" from Dragon Ball or even to imprison humans?
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How did the characters learn alchemy?

How did the characters gain their power to perform alchemy in FMA:Brotherhood? Is it genetic, or is it something that can be learned? After all, not everyone in the series can use alchemy.
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Can a Devil Fruit user drown in a bathtub?

If a Devil Fruit user goes to a bathtub full of water or gets into a spa, will he drown?
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Who is this running kid wearing a shirt with Uchiha symbol?

There's a kid wearing a shirt with Uchiha symbol, but I have no idea who s/he is. Who is this kid?
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How far can you manipulate someone with a Death Note?

We know that if you kill a person via a disease, the Death Note isn't limited to the 23 day rule. Now those who have watched death note know, you can manipulate a person to an extent. So my question ...
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Where do the American and Japanese Transformers franchises meet?

The original Transformers TV series was created by the American company Hasbro, and was adapted into Japanese as well. At some point, the Japanese franchise split off into its own continuity, ...
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Killing Conjoined Twins using Death Note

There are Mr. A and Mr. B. They are conjoined twins who each has their own set of organs except for the heart. I write the name of Mr. A while imagining his face, with the cause of death being falling ...
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Why is naruto's Jinchuriki transformation so different? [duplicate]

Why is Naruto's Jinchuriki transformation so different from the true form of Kuarama?? In the first image, Kurama is in its true form and in the second one naruto is in biju transformed mode. Why is ...
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Where and how does the Bleach anime diverge from the manga?

I've seen almost all of the Bleach anime (at least what's been released dubbed), and I'm now interested in reading the manga. However, when the manga closely follows the anime I've already seen, I ...
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Why do some page contain a rough sketch?

First of all, I have to say I read this on some scanlated site. But there are quite a few page that look unfinished. Here are some of the rough page I found. Top pictures, From Historie 80 and 94. ...
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What's the correct pronunciation for Luffy or Rufi?

What's the correct pronunciation of his name? Luffy or Rufi? At the One Piece wikia, it says "Monkey D. Luffy (モンキー・D・ルフィ Monkī D. Rufi)".
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What happens if a person can't die of a heart attack?

What would happen if a person wasn't able to die of a heart attack since they use a pacemaker or are connected to medical equipment that pumps blood for them? This can create some sub-questions, if ...
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Differences between anime and manga versions of Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

I watched Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and want to pick up the manga starting from anime end. If manga and anime are too different, I might read skipped chapters. How different are then anime and ...
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What differentiates manga from other comics?

What is a characteristic attribute relating to the visual aspect for a manga, differential to western comics like from DC or Marvel? For example the way they draw the eyes. In mangas they are much ...
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Would Naruto awaken the Rinnegan if he takes the Sharingan from Sasuke?

The reason I ask this is because I think the only important things to awaken Rinnegan is to have Indra and Ashura's chakra. Someone will say that the requirement is Uchiha and Senju's chakra. However, ...
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Why does magic take the form of weapons?

In Mahouka Koukou it seems apparent that magic seems to take the form of Guns or Snipers for some reason. Does magic actually have a form or is this yet to come further on in the series since so far ...
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How did Koro-sensei's body change from humanoid to an octopus-like creature?

In his earlier transformation form, Koro-sensei had a humanoid and white-colored body. But later on, his body had undergone a drastic change and his body became like an octopus with a large smiley ...
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Does Obito master the Summoning Jutsu?

I've seen the recent episode of the anime, and I saw when Obito summoned Kurama. I'm interested in the fact that does he get into some kind of "contract" with some animals/things? (That would mean ...
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Is Mirai Nikki OVA equal to the manga ending?

The final scene where Yuno breaks into his world is crucial for the ending, yet they saved it for the OVA. Many people I know haven't seen the OVA, and missed this final embrace. I remember reading ...
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How is Misaka's railgun so destructive?

In episode 1 of Railgun, Misaka's railgun up-ends a good chunk of what appears to be an olympic-sized swimming pool. Later in the same episode, it is revealed that her railgun travels at a velocity of ...
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What are the books/pieces of literature that are read/mentioned/seen in Psycho-Pass?

In Psycho-Pass, not only Makishima Shogo but Shinya Kogami were reading certain pieces of literature, but this pieces of literature shaped the series in a sense. So far what I could see in the series ...
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About the artworks used in the Elfen Lied opening scenes (contains nudity)

The anime Elfen Lied is notorious for its one of a kind OP, featuring the mesmerizing theme song Lilium composed by MOKA and performed by Kumiko Noma, as well as sequences of art porn, a homage to ...
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91k views

Why are most people in anime white or European-looking (instead of Japanese)?

Anatomically speaking Europeans don't look like that either. But most of the people look more European than Japanese, at least it seems to me ... Maybe it's the round eyes? And the non-black hair in ...
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What kinds of activities can be found in a Manga/Anime Club?

We have a very popular Manga Club at our library. The kids are interested in lots of different Asian cultures so we include cultural topics in our club such as Korean Word of the Day, Japanese Word ...
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What are the steps involved in making a professional manga?

I've been watching Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun and I was surprised at the range of different things that were involved in the process of making a manga - like inking and cutting out sparkles to stick on ...
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What exactly is a “Light Novel”?

I am only familiar with this term when I know about the anime. Is this term only used in Japan? Sometimes I read light novels on the internet but I never see the book myself. How is a light novel ...
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Does the “bloody nose” trope necessarily imply a sexual situation?

If you've seen much anime, you're familiar with the male character getting a bloody nose when he gets sexually excited. For example: Master Roshi (Dragon Ball) and Umino Iruka (Naruto) However, when ...
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How can I identify child-appropriate manga?

I have a 9 year old daughter that has expressed some interest in manga, but I'm having trouble locating series that are appropriate for her age. No one at our local bookstore could offer any advice. ...
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Who writes the plot for filler episodes in an anime?

Fillers are a given in most long running anime. If the anime is based on a manga then who writes the plot for the fillers? Who decides the plot story for a filler season, so that it, for example, ...
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Where can I find a list of recipes (and their directions) that were used in Shokugeki no Soma?

I'm reading Shokugeki no Soma and at some points, I thought it would be nice to cook some of these dishes. Unfortunately, I haven't found more than the mackerel burger recipe. I know that not all ...
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Is Fullmetal Alchemist based on Nazi Germany?

It may be because I'm Jewish (yes, Madara is Jewish), but I couldn't help but noticing the similarities between Fullmetal Alchemist to the German Nazi regime. German names (Edward, Alphonse, Olivier, ...
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Check and circle marks in test papers

While watching anime, especially ones that focus on slice-of-life or high school, I often come across a test paper containing a character's score. However, it is interesting to note that the correct ...
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What is the tradition behind having magic come from eyes?

In a number of series, magic is eye-based, where the eyes either fuel the magic or are the conduit for it. Examples of this are Fai in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle and the Uchihas and Hyuugas in Naruto,...
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What is the difference between yuri and shoujo-ai, yaoi and shounen-ai and ecchi and hentai anime genre?

Yuri and Shoujo-ai are anime themes which are related to girl-to-girl relationship, while yaoi and shounen-ai are related to boy-to-boy relationships. But what are their distinct difference? When can ...
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What are the many references Dragon Ball Series makes to other franchises/people?

I was watching Dragon Ball and couldn’t help noticing the reference to Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan in the World Tournament Saga.            &...

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